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  1. Does Vanguard have a 401(K) Plan Suitable for a Small Business?

    Learn about the Vanguard Group's new 401(k) product for small businesses and how they've tailored their plan to appeal to ...
  2. When to Intervene in Your Parents' Investments

    Mild cognitive decline can lead to bad investment moves, but spotting it can be tough. Unopened mail and erratic investments ...
  3. Is Schlumberger Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (SLB)

    Learn about Schlumberger as a stock to hold in an IRA. Read about how the stock has a high degree of volatility, but also ...
  4. Is EMC Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (EMC)

    Find out if EMC is suitable for a traditional or Roth IRA. Learn about the impacts of the Dell acquisition, and discover ...
  5. How a Variable Annuity Works After Retirement

    These investments can provide extra income after you retire. Here’s a guide to when and how you will receive the payout.
  6. How a Fixed Annuity Works After Retirement

    These popular investments can provide a steady stream of income during your retirement years. Here are the details.
  7. The Top 3 Retirement Income ETFs for 2016 (PID, HEFA, SCHZ)

    Discover why including ETF investments can benefit an individual's retirement portfolio, and look at three of the best ETFs ...
  8. 5 Social Security Changes to Expect in 2016

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 eliminated some strategies for maximizing your Social Security. Be alert to how these and ...
  9. UBS and Aspiration Launch Sustainable Equity Fund

    The Aspiration Redwood Fund began trading in November 2015 following a March registration for this socially conscious financial ...
  10. Charles Schwab’s Top Funds for Retirement Savings

    Here's a list of Schwab’s funds for retirement, intended to make planning, diversification and saving for later in life just ...
  11. Is Starbucks Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (SBUX)

    Find out if Starbucks stock is a suitable investment for an IRA and whether it matches the characteristics ideal for a traditional ...
  12. Is a Vanguard SEP IRA Account Right for You?

    Learn about the SEP IRA offered by Vanguard and why it is one of the best SEP products available, including why it's a good ...
  13. Is Wal-Mart Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (WMT)

    Find out if shares of Wal-Mart are suitable for an IRA, and whether Wal-Mart shares are more appropriate for a traditional ...
  14. Is Advanced Micro Devices Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (AMD)

    Find out if AMD stock is suitable for an IRA. Learn about the company's fundamentals and outlook. Is AMD better for a traditional ...
  15. The Hidden Fees in 401(k)s

    Learn about the conspicuously disclosed fees that lurk within your 401(k) investments.
  16. Is Verizon Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (VZ)

    Learn about Verizon's balance sheet strength and future growth strategy. Discover why the stock makes an ideal core holding ...
  17. These are John Hancock’s Top Funds for Retirement

    John Hancock's fund lineup is vast, so here's a quick primer on what could be its best funds for your retirement portfolio. ...
  18. What Is a Good 401(k) Match?

    The most common employer match is 50 cents on the dollar of up to 6% of your salary. In most cases you should contribute ...
  19. Aspiration Targets Socially-conscious Consumers (UBS)

    Conscious consumers seek companies that demonstrate corporate social responsibility. Aspiration introduces a new investment ...
  20. Funding Your IRA vs. Your Roth IRA, Which First?

    The answer depends on where you are in your career and personal life each year. Here are some scenarios and rules to think ...
  21. How Is Social Security Disability Calculated?

    When it comes to qualifying for Social Security Disability Insurance, you either do or you don’t. Here's how to find out ...
  22. Buying Annuities in a Low Interest Rate World

    Learn if buying an annuity makes sense in a low interest rate environment. Also discover the different types of annuities ...
  23. 4 Roth IRAs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (SCHB, VTI)

    Discover why funds with low expense ratios are important for retirement portfolios, and find out about some of the lowest ...
  24. Roth 401(k), 403(b): Which Is Right for You?

    Learn how to decide between a traditional or Roth version of the 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) retirement plans to help you build ...
  25. Using Your IRA to Pay off Credit Card Debt

    Cashing in an IRA to deal with outstanding credit card balances may not be the best way, but sometimes it's the best available ...
  26. Should Social Security Be Privatized? An Unbiased Review

    The idea of controlling your own retirement money is one that continues to hold appeal for a large segment of voters.
  27. Is Netflix Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (NFLX)

    Learn about the risks of Netflix's business plan and long-term corporate strategy, and see if the stock's risk/reward profile ...
  28. ETFs Vs. Mutual Funds: Choosing For Your Retirement

    Learn about the difference between using mutual funds versus ETFs for retirement, including which investment strategies and ...
  29. The 8 Most Popular Vanguard Funds for a 401(k)

    Learn about some of the mutual funds in Vanguard's lineup that are popular among 401(k) investors, and find out why you should ...
  30. Is Caterpillar Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Learn about Caterpillar's suitability for a retirement portfolio. Does CAT have long-term viability? Find out if CAT is better ...
  31. How to Fix an Error on Your Social Security Check

    For many seniors, social security benefits checks are their income stream which means the benefit has to be correct. If you ...
  32. What Happens to a 401(k) After You Leave Your Job?

    Find out what happens to your 401(k) after you leave your job. Learn about your five primary options, including cashing out ...
  33. Best 3 Vanguard Mutual Funds for Retirement

    Discover the top Vanguard target-date retirement funds with target dates in 2020, 2030 and 2050, and learn about the characteristics ...
  34. Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (BRK.B, BRK.A)

    Discover how Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is structured and if the company is appropriate for individual retirement ...
  35. Rolling Over Your 401(k) in Times Of Volatility

    Learn the risks that come with rolling over a 401(k) in times of market volatility, and discover strategies that you can ...
  36. Empty Nesters: Plan to Save When the Kids Leave

    Finally...your intensive parenting days are over and your budget is a little more flush. It’s time to focus on where that ...
  37. Best Ways to Protect Your IRA in Times of Volatility

    Discover the best tips and tricks available to retirees to protect their individual retirement plans and ensure a sustainable ...
  38. 4 Things to Know Before Rolling Over to a Vanguard IRA

    Learn about Vanguard's IRA rollover process and discover what paperwork, fees and other considerations apply when moving ...
  39. How Yearly Taxes on 401(k) Accounts Work

    Learn how your contributions to traditional or Roth 401(k) accounts are taxed, either in the year of contributions or at ...
  40. How To Make Catch-Up Contributions To Your 401(k)

    Whether you're a tortoise or a hare, once you've turned 50, you can boost your 401(k) savings rate.
  41. 5 Reasons You Should Take Advantage of 401(k) Catch-ups

    Most Americans don't have a enough saved for retirement, but when they turn 50, they have a second chance thanks to the 4 ...
  42. Social Security Depletion: Is The Fear Justified?

    There are a number of reasons why concerns over Social Security depletion have emerged, but there are ways you can prepare ...
  43. Are Annuities Retirement-Only Investments?

    Learn more about why annuities are generally purchased and the way that they can positively and negatively affect an individual ...
  44. Using Your IRA to Pay for Your Kid's College

    You can raid your retirement account to pay for your child's college education – but should you?
  45. How to Cure an Ailing 401(k)

    High-cost, outdated plans can keep your retirement portfolio from thriving. Here's what to do – and the 2015 Supreme Court ...
  46. Petrobras Impact on the Brazilian Economy

    How the Petrobas scandal has shaken the Brazilian economy.
  47. Are You Picking the Right 401(k) Funds?

    Learn how to get the right mix of funds for your age, how to identify the best funds offered in your 401(k) plan and red ...
  48. Best Ways to Contact the Social Security Administration

    Navigating the thousands of rules that govern Social Security benefits can be difficult. Thankfully, the Social Security ...
  49. Generate Income For Retirement with Real Estate

    Learn whether rental income is compatible with your lifestyle, how to identify suitable properties, common pitfalls to avoid ...
  50. The Smartest Ways to Roll Over Your 401(k)

    Know the choices that net you the most on a 401(k) rollover – including big tax benefits (capital gains, not income tax) ...
  51. 5 New Players in the 401(k) Space

    These companies represent a new philosophy in the retirement-plan arena that focuses on low costs, transparency and strict ...
  52. When to Get a Medigap Insurance Plan

    If you find yourself with sizable out-of-pocket expenses despite having Medicare, a Medicare supplement plan – or Medigap ...
  53. How to Pick the Right Bonds For Your IRA

    Learn about the best types of bonds to include in an IRA depending on an investor's risk tolerance. Understand the tax benefits ...
  54. Is Dish Network's Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Find out if Dish Network is a suitable investment for traditional or Roth IRAs. Learn about DISH's long-term stability, growth ...
  55. Deferred Compensation Plans Vs. 401(k)s

    Discover the major advantages and disadvantages offered by deferred compensation plans for retirement as compared to a 4 ...
  56. Can Medicare Recipients Also Have an HSA?

    The answer is usually no, but there are exceptions. You just have to know the rules to avoid penalties.
  57. It’s Never Too Late to Contribute to Your 401(k)

    Find out why it is never the wrong time to start contributing to a 401(k), even in your late 30s, 40s or 50s; discover how ...
  58. The Purpose of a Social Security Statement

    Learn what information your Social Security benefit statement contains and how you can use the information to more intelligently ...
  59. 10 Providers With 401(k) Plans for Small Employers

    If you're a small business that has steered clear of a 401(k) plan for your employees, find out how these providers can make ...
  60. Why to Not Use Your HSA for Current Medical Bills

    HSAs let people with high-deductible health plans pay out-of-pocket medical costs with tax-free money. But not using those ...
  61. This Is Why Your Employer Should Offer a 401(k)

    Understand the unique benefits that come with a small business offering a retirement savings plan such as a 401(k) to current ...
  62. 5 Apps to Help Build a Financial Safety Net

    Everyone needs an emergency fund in case of a job loss, injury or other unexpected expense. These apps make it easy to accumulate ...
  63. Is Google Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Discover if Google is an appropriate investment for an IRA and whether it is more appropriate for a traditional IRA or a ...
  64. Is Tesla Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (TSLA)

    Find out Tesla's suitability for an IRA and whether it is a better investment for a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA; learn ...
  65. When Annuities Are the Wrong Investment

    Understand how annuities provide several unique benefits, but many drawbacks as well, and identify the situations where they ...
  66. Annuities Vs. Bonds: Which One Is Better For You?

    Compare the important features of annuities and bonds, and understand which investment vehicle is the better choice based ...
  67. Why Are Annuities Important for Retirement?

    Understand how annuities work, and identify the benefits they provide for retirement, the most salient being a guaranteed ...
  68. Life Insurance vs. IRA for Retirement Saving

    Sure, you can tap your permanent life insurance policy to help fund your retirement. But in most cases, an IRA is the better ...
  69. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
  70. How Much Can You Contribute to Your 401(k)?

    Given the fairly high compensation limits on these retirement plans, most workers can pitch in more than they currently do. ...
  71. Life Insurance vs. Annuity

    There are certain scenarios in which investing in insurance is a savvy move. But expect a big chunk of your money to go toward ...
  72. How to Lower Investment Account Fees in Retirement (SCHW, ETFC)

    Retired investors need all the money they have, which is why they should keep an eye on investment fees, as high fees can ...
  73. Planning 401(k) Investments In a New Job

    Your 401(k) is one of the most important financial tools that you have. Setting it up the right way is key to a successful ...
  74. 10 Costs of Retrofitting Your House for a Senior

    A checklist of renovations a residence may need as you get older – or if you have an elderly person living with you.
  75. A Guide To Rollover A 401(k) To A New Employer

    Here's exactly what you need to know.
  76. This Is How Much You Can Contribute to Your IRA

    IRAs have certain tax advantages that allow your nest egg to grow at a faster rate. But there are annual limits on how much ...
  77. I Maxed Out My IRA! Now What?

    You've contributed your annual maximum to your IRA. Well done! But you need to save much more than that if you're going to ...
  78. Is A Backdoor Roth IRA Suitable for You?

    Meet with your tax advisor to find out what a backdoor Roth IRA is. Basically, it's a tax loophole that could help you prepare ...
  79. If Your Company Is Matching 401(k)s, Max It Out!

    If your employer matches your 401(k) contributions, fund your plan up to the maximum they'll match. Unless, of course, you ...
  80. How to Use Annuities for Retirement Income

    We explain how to use annuities for guaranteed income in retirement.
  81. How Are Variable Annuities Taxed?

    Before investing in a variable annuity, discuss your personal financial picture with a knowledgeable financial advisor.
  82. How Divorce Affects Social Security Benefits

    As an ex-spouse you may be able to claim benefits based on your ex-spouse’s earnings record. Here are the details.
  83. Retirement Tips: Choose the Best Annuity Provider

    It pays to get the best advice if you are thinking of putting your money into one of these complicated investments.
  84. Variable Annuities with Guaranteed Income Options

    Guaranteed benefit riders protect variable annuities against a market downturn, but they also make an already expensive product ...
  85. Maxing Out Your 401(k) vs. an IRA or Roth IRA

    What is the best way to save for retirement? Max out your 401(k)? Add an IRA? And what about the Roth? Your questions, answered.
  86. Top 4 Retirement Income Mutual Funds (PRFHX, SWJRX)

    Review four of the top retirement income mutual funds available on the market today, including those with tax advantages ...
  87. Retirement Tips: Choose The Best Charitable Gift Annuity

    Want to support a cause you care about, but still earn income from that donation in your retirement years? This vehicle offers ...
  88. How Are Social Security Benefits Estimated & Taxed?

    The Social Security check you'll get depends on your work history, when you start claiming a benefit and these other factors.
  89. Reinvesting Dividends Pays in the Long Run

    Find out why dividend reinvestment is one of the easiest ways to grow wealth, including how this tactic can increase your ...
  90. How Does US Social Security Measure Up Abroad?

    Social Security is a hotly debated topic. After examining the retirement plans of three different countries, the U.S.'s does ...
  91. How to Choose the Best Long-term Care Insurance

    Here's how to find and select a policy that provides the best coverage for you.
  92. Why are 401(k) contributions limited?

    Find out why contributions to 401(k) retirement plans are limited, including what the current contribution limits are and ...
  93. The Economics of Raising the Social Security Age

    Briefly examine the economics behind raising the retirement age for Social Security benefits and how it could impact the ...
  94. 401(k) Rollover: Pick Roth IRA or Traditional IRA

    Here are the pros and cons of choosing to roll over your 401(k) into a Roth IRA and a traditional IRA.
  95. 2 No-Load Mutual Funds Suitable for Retirement (VIPSX; FTBFX;)

    Take a closer look at two no-load mutual funds that should be on the radar for retirees or potential retirees looking for ...
  96. 8 Justifications For Sky-high CEO Salaries (AAPL, GE)

    Why are CEO salaries so astronomically high? There may be more to the story than you think.
  97. 3 ETFs to Protect Your Retirement From Inflation (WIP, TIP)

    Learn more about three of the best inflation-protected exchange traded funds for investors who are retired or who are approaching ...
  98. Top 5 401(k) Rollover Questions to Ask Your Advisor

    Managing your 401(k) wisely is paramount to a secure retirement. Accordingly, here's a guide to key questions you need to ...
  99. How to Recharacterize to a Traditional IRA

    If the technicalities of recharacterizing a Roth IRA to a traditional IRA seem dauntingly complex, here are a few simple ...
  100. Surviving Your First Year As A Trader

    These tips will reduce the learning curve for first-year traders.
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